He entered the U.S. as a boy. He was deported to Mexico as a man. Now, he is a stranger in his homeland.

08/10/2016 The Desert Sun

Mexican-American_border_at_NogalesWhen Julio Alonso was deported from the United States last week and released, he strolled into Mexico without knowing he had crossed the border.

“We’re in Mexico right now?” the confused 23-year-old said when a reporter approached him, just minutes after he was dropped off by U.S. immigration officials.

Alonso sat alone on a metal bench outside the Mexican immigration office, a small building in the corner of a one-story strip mall next to two charity offices and across the parking lot from an identical strip mall filled with offices for various federal agencies.

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